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Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques

Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques of Oxford, passed away June 29, 2015, at the age of 73. He devoted his life to the ministry of his Lord. Dr. Jacques served as the pastor of Harmony Baptist Church, in Covington, for 27 years, but most recently was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. He led church services once a week, for the residents of Riverside Health Care, Merryvale Assisted Living and The Benton House. He enjoyed spending time in his flower garden, but more than anything, he cherished the time he spent with his family. Preceding him in death were his parents ...

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad

Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad, 88, passed away on June 26, 2015, in Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Eula Conrad (Palmer Stone Elementary School Teacher). He is survived by children Albert Conrad (Michael) of Wichita, Kansas, Celia Theiler of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Daniel Conrad (Lauree) of Cary, North Carolina.

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Donald ‘Don’ Russell Griffin

Donald Russell Griffin "Don", age 82, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was born November 11 1932, in Covington County, Alabama to the late Grover Cleveland and Lera Lorene Powell Griffin, the ninth of 11 children.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elzie ‘Ed’ Dees

Elzie (Ed) Dees, of Oxford, passed away June 25, 2015, at the age of 85. Ed was born in Douglas. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Ryder Truck Lines with 44 years of service. Ed and Maxine thoroughly enjoyed spending time and being involved with their church group. Ed was also a proud and dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge for the past 51 years. He was presently a member with Pace Masonic Lodge No. 558.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis

Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis, 56 of Loganville, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at home. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. to the late Bill Harris and Loretta Jamison Harris. Mrs. Monis has lived in the Loganville, GA. area for over 22 years. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother Mike Harris.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gayle F. Jolley

Gayle F. Jolley, of Covington, died peacefully at his home on June 12, 215 at the age of 78.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Otis Harper

Otis Harper, 78 of Covington, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. Mr. Harper was born in Rutledge, Georgia to the late Archie Frank and Annie Knight Harper. Mr. Harper has lived in the Covington area since 1975 and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church for over 20 years. He proudly served our country for over 20 years in the Air Force during the Vietnam War doing a tour in Thailand. After retiring from the Air Force he served in the Newton County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. Mr. Harper loved the outdoors, collecting knives ...

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


W.R. (Bill) Durden

W.R. (Bill) Durden, 90, of Covington, passed away June 25, 2015. He was born in Walton County, and graduated from Monticello High School, where he was a basketball star. He lived in Covington and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for the past 60 years. He retired from American Mutual Insurance Company, and enjoyed golf, bowling, traveling and spending time with family.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sam Grant

Mr. Sam E. Grant, 89 of Covington, passed away June 23, 2015 at Riverside Nursing Home. Mr. Grant was born in Porterdale to the late George W. and Mae Tuggle Grant and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. He proudly served his country during WWII and the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army, Navy and Air Force from 1943 to 1951.

June 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Hattie Florence Hardeman

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 24, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Terrell Wingfield

Terrell Wingfield, of Covington, passed away June 19, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Wingfield was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington for more than 40 years and recently became active with The Church of the Good Shepherd, serving on the Outreach Committee and other church ministries. He had a tremendous passion for helping others and expressed that through Celebrate Recovery. He was invited by Sheriff Ezell Brown to begin a prison ministry for the inmates at the Newton County Detention Center. Mr. Wingfield worked in the Insurance industry for 43 years as an independent agent. In ...

June 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Gene Everitt Elliott

Mary Gene Everitt Elliott of Oxford, GA passed away on June 13, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on August 4, 1934 in Atlanta to the late Claudine Faulkner Everitt and William Floyd Everitt. Mary Gene grew up in Covington, but employment took their family to Greenville, SC in the late 1940's, where she graduated from Greenville High School in 1952. She attended the University of Georgia where she was a Fine Art major and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Oldham

Jean Oldham of Oxford, passed away June 18, 2015, at the age of 80. She began her banking career as a bookkeeper at Bank of Covington, and retired, after 30 years of employment, as a bank manager from the 278 office. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church where she volunteered for many church projects, was a member of the First Presbyterian Women's Club and was president of the First Presbyterian Church Women's Circle. In addition, she was a member of the Covington Woman's Club. Mrs. Oldham was a loving mother, grandmother and ...

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. William Ernest Jackson

Dr. William E. Jackson, 78, of Covington died peacefully June 19, 2015 after a long illness. Dr. Jackson practiced Chiropractic for 51 years serving four generations. He retired December 16, 2011.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dennis Ray Burch

Dennis Ray Burch, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Covington, Georgia, died June 13, 2015, at the age of 70. Born to the late Penn M. Burch and Helen Antony Burch, he lived most of his life in Newton County before moving to Ruskin, Florida, in September 2005. Mr. Burch was a very active member of Willow Springs Church, in Social Circle, and in the Moose Lodge in Ruskin, Florida. He was employed with Hercules for many years. He loved dancing, playing golf and collecting NASCAR memorabilia. He was a loving father and grandfather, and cherished the time he spent with ...

June 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Robert M. Whitley

Mr. Robert M. Whitley, 88, of Covington passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2011. He was born July 10, 1923 in Jersey, Georgia to the late Mason and Lessie Whitley. Mr. Whitley was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather and brother. Mr. Whitley loved life and worked until he was 80 years old in the asphalt and paving business that he owned. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Thelma Whitley in 2006.

October 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


H. Grady Hogan

Mr. H. Grady Hogan of Covington died October 22, 2011 at the age of 85. He was born in Madison, GA to the late Henry Grady Sr. and Mary Clair Hawk Hogan and was preceded in death by his wife Marianne Turner Hogan; brothers, W.C. Hogan, James Hogan & sister, Frances Tuell. Grady was a fan of the Atlanta Braves, enjoyed feeding the geese and ducks at Green Valley Farm, working in the yard and traveling. He also enjoyed eating at Henderson's restaurant. Grady loved his pets and spending time with his family and friends as he never met ...

October 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Jean Jacoby

Barbara Jean Jacoby, 78, passed away Oct. 17 following a brief illness. Mrs. Jacoby was the daughter of Martin and Sylvania Faulkner of Snowdoun, Ala. She is preceded in death by her husband Glen Jacoby and her son Dale Jacoby, as well as her brother Martin Faulkner and her sisters Carolyn Bailey and Francis Cutts. Mrs. Jacoby was a long-time resident of Montgomery, Ala., graduating from Sidney Lanier High School in 1951. Following the death of her husband, she devoted her life to raising her children as both mother and breadwinner. When that task was accomplished, she spent her remaining ...

October 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Kelly Aycox

Mary Kelly Aycox passed away October 17, 2011, at her residence in Social Circle. She was 84 years old at the time of her death. Mrs. Aycox's love of baseball came from watching her father and brothers play baseball, and even saw them play in Porterdale. Her love for baseball transferred to the Atlanta Crackers and then the Atlanta Braves. She loved cross-stitching, reading autobiographies and biographies, and hearing stories about her great-grandchildrens' activities. She enjoyed daily phone conversations with her family and friends. Mrs. Aycox was a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church in Decatur but attended Covington ...

October 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Aliyah Simone Seaman

Aliyah Simone Seaman, at the tender age 10, passed from this earthly life on Oct. 7. Aliyah, the lively girl with the round face and big eyes, was born on Jan. 3, 2001, in Lewiston, Maine, and grew up in both Maine and Georgia.

October 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joseph T. Overton

Joseph T. Overton of Norcross died Oct. 12. Raised in Thomasville, Mr. Overton was a graduate of Oglethorpe University. He retired from Wells Fargo Bank, formerly First Atlanta.

October 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Margaret Hale

Mrs. Margaret Hale, of Dublin, Georgia formerly of the Covington-Social Circle area passed away Friday, October 14, 2011. She was born December 19, 1921 in Covington to the late Arthur and Minnie Jackson Carroll. Mrs. Hale was a longtime member of Social Circle First Baptist Church, and of the Covington First United Methodist Church. She worked for many years as the secretary to the superintendent of school for the Social Circle City School System.

October 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ann Tempel Blaker

Ann Tempel Blaker of Social Circle, passed away October 12, 2011, at the age of 60. She was an active member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, and taught school in Social Circle. She was involved in women's activities at her church. Mrs. Blaker enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, golfing with her husband and son, and was a member of several different book clubs. In the last year of her life there has been a group of 40 friends, "Ann's Angels", who have visited and helped care for her. Mrs. Blaker is loved, and will be greatly missed ...

October 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martin Hunt Miley

Martin Hunt Miley entered the presence of his Savior and Lord on Monday, October 10, 2011. He was born in Atlanta, GA, April 3, 1951. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry W. Miley, Sr. and Mary Hunt Miley, and parents-in-law, Karl and Marian Wooster.

October 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gary W. Laxson

Staff Sergeant Gary W Laxson, 44, died at Liberty Regional Medical Center Oct. 9 after a sudden Illness. He was a native of Wurzburg, Germany, and had lived in Huntsville, Ala., for five years before enlisting in the US Army. He was a graduate of Butler High School in Huntsville. He moved to Covington, then joined the Georgia National Guard Service in Monroe and was later assigned to Ft. Stewart. He did two tours in Iraq and received the following awards: four Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, three Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals, Joint ...

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen Coady Hamlin

Helen Coady Hamlin of Porterdale, passed away October 1, 2011, at the age of 81. Ms. Hamlin was a member of County Line Baptist Church, but also attended West End Baptist Church, in Social Circle. She enjoyed working word puzzles in her spare time. Ms. Hamlin loved her family dearly, and always kept a close check on them. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie E. and Alva (Kitchens) Coady.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lillian L. Dooley

Lillian L. Dooley, of Oxford, GA formerly of Mansfield, GA went to be with our Loving Lord on September 27, 2011. She was born February, 24, 1923 to the late Dean and Daisy Banks in Walton County Georgia. Mrs. Dooley is survived by her Daughter Glenda Diane Duvall, Great Grandson Tyler Duvall, Brother Raymond Banks and Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Waymon R. (Bill) Dooley, grandson Reid Duvall, Son-in-law Larry Duvall and several Brothers and Sisters. There will be a private service at a later date. J. C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home and ...

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Michael Keith Fondren

Mr. Michael Keith Fondren, age 31, of Covington passed away September 26, 2011. He was born December 3, 1979 in Riverdale, Georgia. Keith was a 1998 graduate of Mt. Zion High School and attended Dekalb Technical College. He was employed with Bulldog Tire in Covington and had been for a number of years. Keith attended The Church at Covington and was saved while a member at Riverdale Second Baptist Church.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mildred Irene "Ms. Bill" Catchings

Mildred "Ms. Bill" Catchings of Covington died September 24, 2011 at the age of 82. She was born in Talladega Springs, AL, to the late Amos and Mary Elizabeth "Kelly" McDaniel and was the widow of the late Herbert Hoover Catchings. She is preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Herbert Catchings and 10 brothers and sisters. She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bert Kilpatrick

Mr. Bert Kilpatrick of Covington passed away Sept. 22. Mr. Kilpatrick was an U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife Jewell Kilpatrick and is survived by his daughter Carol Brown and her husband Tommy of Fayetteville; sons James Kilpatrick and his wife Judy of Covington, Sammy P. Flynt of Tyrone; brother, Harold Kilpatrick; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

September 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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